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Bruno Nouril Appointed as ICA's Director of Development

Philadelphia, PA
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Today, Amy Sadao, Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) announced the appointment of Bruno Nouril as the Institute’s new Director of Development. Nouril comes to Philadelphia from New York where, since 2017, he served as Development Director at The Drawing Center. During his tenure he managed a diverse range of fundraising initiatives, including institutional giving, annual fund and membership, board development, and exhibition campaigns. He also oversaw all special events, including the Spring Benefit Gala and Fall Benefit Auction in 2018, both of which far exceeded their fundraising goals. Formerly of the Queens Museum, Art21, and the Museum of Biblical Art, all in New York, Nouril has devoted much of his career to fundraising for the arts. Nouril will join the ICA on March 11, 2019. 

As ICA’s Director of Development, Nouril will work collaboratively alongside ICA Director Amy Sadao and UPENN’s central development and alumni relations department to plan, execute, and strategize philanthropic goals for the institution. He will also continue to strengthen and build on the momentum of ICA’s “Encounter the Unexpected” campaign within the university’s “Power of Penn” campaign.

“Bruno is a proven leader whose ability to identify funding opportunities that respond to changes and trends in arts philanthropy demonstrate both impressive fundraising skills and a natural gift for relationship-building,” said Amy Sadao, Director of ICA. “Bruno’s broad experience in philanthropic fundraising will be a strong asset to ICA, building on the strength of our past and profoundly impacting future growth. I am excited by the new energy and vision he will bring to our leadership team, institution, and Penn."

“Supported by Penn’s incredible resources and stimulating intellectual environment, ICA is impressively bold in the contemporary art it presents and forward thinking in how it makes that art accessible to the Penn and wider Philadelphia communities,” said Nouril. “I am honored and excited to join and begin fundraising to support its vital programming.”

Nouril earned an M.A. in Arts Management from Maastricht University, The Netherlands, and holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from New York University.  

 

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